Metal bowl

Discussion in 'Cannabis paraphernalia' started by Dr. Dro, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. Dr. Dro

    Dr. Dro Newbie

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    I have two bowels metal and glass i like the glass one and all thjat
    but i think the metal on is better i dunno y. it just is. it makes more
    sense yo know? glass or metal ?
     
  2. kj_hash420

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    i used to use metal sockets for bowls until i came across my glass pipe, and now i only occasionally smoke from socket bowls because i like glass better, the smoke doesn't taste tainted from the metal and u get a smoother hit from glass.


    so i have to go with glass
     
  3. polloloco001

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    my votes gotta be for glass cuz a metal bowl heats up fast and burns
    you, and then you gotta kick its ass. plus glass bowls are more
    aesthetically pleasing.
     
  4. searcher

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    glass or metal, makes no difference to swim.

    glass bowls break easier if you scrape the resin out too agressively. Edited by: searcher
     
  5. FiLtHy1337

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    also from My experience metal bowls tend to be much deeper and thats allways a good thing in My opinion
     
  6. Unknown213

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    I've never seen metal bowls as large as the ones on the majority of pieces I have (all glass.)



    Also, maybe it is a local thing, but I honestly haven't met anyone that
    was still using metal bowls after high school. I always found metal
    pipes to be ugly, poor tasting, and more work (screens.)
     
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  7. Monoxide

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    I have to agree i used to smoke out of metal bowls untill i got ahold of my glass peice...now i havent smoked out of a metal bowl in a long time because i have found glass..it just tsate and hits alot smoother i think then metal...plus there a nice item to look at if i dont say so myself...nicer then ugly metal [​IMG]
     
  8. bcStoner420

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    I agree with the exception to homemade metal bowls, i wont smoke from those. I do like glass a bit more but metal or glass is fine.
     
  9. AquaFina

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    I hate metal, does not make sense.. it gets hot, it taste nasty. I prefer glass on glass.
     
  10. the blue letter

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    glass.. pyrex to be exact is what i like.. and cleaned with
    rubbing alcohol and salt every week(best formula for cleaning glass on
    the cheap IMO) to make it taste better
     
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  11. turfshark_40

    turfshark_40 Silver Member

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    I like glass now, but I used to have a really big, deep metal homemade bowl in a pipe I made out of some weird old wooden toy that was actually nice to smoke out of. The idiot that I am, I went camping and left it behind. I just hope that the next people up there weren't some old retirees in a motorhome who wouldn't get any use out of the thing at all.
     
  12. bonghed

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    Glass. I usually use our roor bong which we all chipped in for, truly a coinisssires (sp lol) bong
     
  13. bcStoner420

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    In SWIM's experience glass bowls get just as hot as metal possibly even hotter. A proper, unscratched metal bowl can actually taste pretty good. And in terms of breaking, metal makes much sense to me.
     
  14. bluenarrative

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    I know very little about chemistry, but I suspect that certain metals begin emitting things at fairly low temperatures. By "emitting things" I mean "gassing off" or something; admixing metallic elements into the smoke-- I am not sure what the correct scientific name for this process is... I know a little bit about metals through my interests in visual arts. I like to paint, using both oils and acrylics. The pigment for most paints are metal-based and some of these (lead, cadmium, and mercury, among others) are notoriously toxic. I assume that there are varying degrees of toxicity associated with all metals, though there are probably others on this site more qualified to talk about these things than I am. I suppose that what I am trying to say here is that I think glass may be safer (healthier) than metal. When I was younger, the crowds that I moved in often used aluminum foil with holes punched into it, when there no screens available or when a pipe was being improvised. This may not have been a good idea-- others may know much more than me about this... What are most screens made of? Are some deemed "healthier" than others?